Regulars to the Ellen Degeneres show especially in order to promote their most up to date recent release of ‘Death Of A Bachelor’ of course its Panic! At The Disco. Regarding their appearance around a month ago now performing the title track from the album this performance if I had to sum it up in one word would be an extravaganza! However because this is a blog post you bet I am going to elaborate more than just one word.
Front man Brendon Urie is known for his charismatic, quirky and unique personality which can sometimes be complex and challenging to bring this part of you into a performance especially on this big of a platform. Cleverly slotting perfectly into the lyrics Urie managed to execute incorporating his humour at lyrics in the title track ‘Death Of A Bachelor’ making gestures and humours noises after singing the lyrics ‘People have told me I don’t look the same’ and ‘Maybe I lost weight’. Considering that these lyrics can be interpreted as a humorous phrases that explains why Brendon brought his charismatic self into the lyrics which was different to see because I personally cant recall a time where another artists I closely follow truly brings their whole personality into a performance like this.
Probably the most noticeable aspect of this whole thing and why I used the word extravaganza was the production and creativity which was stepped up big time and brought to a whole different level perticulaly when you compare pervious ‘Death Of A Bachelor’ performances to this latest one. Evidently taking inspiration from the ‘DOAB’ music video basing the manufacturing and visual concept from nightlife of the 40’s and 50’s era, not only did it show the effort and sophistication but the resemblance to the ‘But Its Better If You Do’ music video. It’s practically like travelling back in time!
One thing that I believe this performance was lacking was that it all seemed very monotone and one sided. However I was definitely proved wrong up until the latter half of the performance after the bridge section when the tempo finally picked up in pace which made the song more upbeat and like it has levels and some real depth to it simply through changing the tempo which also helped to bring out the swing esque feel this song has within it.
Overall out of all the numerous ‘Death Of A Bachelor’ performances that I am rapidly beginning to loose track of, this one by a landslide tops them all. The production and Brendon’s personality being the main factors that contributed to my ranking of this appearance, I can say that it was just as exciting and extravagant as Liam’s voluminous hair at the Brit awards last week! Be sure to check out the link below which shall lead to the performance in question and leave your thoughts and feelings all in the comments section.